Posts tagged history
Posts tagged history
MTA_820 on Flickr.
Yes, L.A. once had cable cars like San Francisco! This image is Los Angeles’ Second Street Cable car Railroad Company., ca. 1880s. Began service this date 1885.
More information about this important date in history here:
The history of Los Angeles cable cars here:
PE No. 952 - Venice Short Line MTA_1286 on Flickr.
Packed Pacific Electric Venice-bound streetcars at 5th & Hill, Sept. 1946. Line stopped running just 4 years later.
More information: http://metroprimaryresources.info/this-date-in-los-angeles-transportation-history/september/september-17/
Los Angeles Transit Lines’ “N” Line, at 9th & Spring Streets on last full day of run before closing down: September 9, 1950
More information can be found here:
Metro-Lines on Flickr.
August 1954. Volume 1, Number 10 of Metro-Lines. Metro-Lines was a monthly publication printed for passengers published by Metropolitan Coach Lines.
This item is from a collection of material donated by former employee Ed Vandeventer in 2011. Finding aid for this collection is at the Online Archive of California: www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c89w0d7c/
Metropolitan Coach Lines operators on the Los Angeles County Fair “elephant train”, September 17, 1954.
This photograph depicts Metropolitan Coach Lines buses at the intersection of 6th Street and Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1950.
LAMB Double-Decker Bus on Flickr.
This double-decker bus no. 610 was part of the Los Angeles Motor Bus line, built by Fageol in 1924. Location unknown.
Los Angeles Motor Coach Bus no.703 on Flickr.
This photograph depicts Los Angeles Motor Coach bus no.703 at the Virgil Garage, circa 1930.
Registration is now open for the next #ArchivesSleepover! Join us for “History, Heroes, and Treasures: Explorers Night” on August 2 at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.
Campers will journey to the Arctic, visit Outer Space, and discover the American West as they explore the National Archives Museum’s treasured records, before turning in to sleep in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, next to the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
For more information or to register, go to archivesfoundation.org/sleepover
Los Angeles Motor Coach Bus no.4001 on Flickr.
C.W. Smith of Westinghouse Air Brake and C.W. Lindsay pose in front of a new Los Angeles Motor Coach Bus no.4001, 1937. The 4000 series buses were purchased to replace the double deck buses operated by Los Angeles Motor Coach Lines.